Quotation by Shakespeare

A man that apprehends death no more dreadfully but as a drunken sleep, careless, reckless, and fearless of what's past, present, or to come; insensible of mortality, and desperately mortal.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Provost, in Measure for Measure, act 4, sc. 2, l. 142-5.

On Barnadine, long since sentenced to die, and who has no fear of death, and no hope of escaping it ("desperately mortal").
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